Tag Archives: Japan aerospace exploration agency

NASA, Japan Sign Agreement for Gateway Life Support Capabilities

Gateway Life Support

The Japanese government has inked an agreement with NASA to provide capabilities to sustain the habitation module of the agency's Gateway orbital outpost as part of the Artemis program. Gateway is designed to support scientific research efforts and function as a rendezvous point for astronauts that will fly to the Moon via the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. 

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NASA Approves Two Heliophysics Missions With $108M Total Budget; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA has authorized two heliophysics research missions worth potentially $108.3 million combined to study solar impact and space weather near the Earth’s atmosphere. The EUVST solar telescope will work to observe the release of solar wind as well as the eruption of solar material which impact the space radiation environment.

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NASA, Int’l Counterparts Deploy GEOINT Sources for COVID-19 Research; Thomas Zurbuchen Quoted

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA has partnered with its European and Japanese counterparts to leverage their respective geospatial intelligence resources to collect data on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. NASA that the agency has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to deploy Earth-observing satellites to document the pandemic’s potential long-term impacts as part of the initiative. 

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Russian Space Agency Loses Contact with Resupply Spacecraft

Russia’s space agency has lost contact with a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft more than six minutes into its flight to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft took off aboard a Soyuz rocket at normal conditions before it encountered an anomaly during third stage operation …

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NASA Astronaut, Russian & Japanese Counterparts Land on Earth After ISS Mission

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Expedition 49 crewmates Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi of Russia and Japan’s respective space agencies have returned to Earth after a 115-day mission aboard the International Space Station. The astronauts landed in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft, NASA said Sunday. Expedition 49 crew members supported hundreds of experiments …

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NASA: 3 Astronauts Begin Voyage to ISS Onboard Soyuz MS-01 Spacecraft

An updated Soyuz spacecraft launched Wednesday at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to ferry three crew members to the International Space Station. Kate Rubins of NASA, Soyuz Commander Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia’s space agency and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency began their voyage 9:36 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday and will test modified systems …

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NASA, ISS Partners Unveil 2017 Astronaut Crew Members

NASA has selected the astronauts to join two missions scheduled for 2017 that will head to the orbiting laboratory in the International Space Station. NASA said Friday U.S. Navy Capt. Scott Tingle will participate in his first space flight for the Expedition 53 to launch in September 2017 with fellow U.S. astronaut Jack Fischer; Russia’s Ivan Vagner, …

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